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2019 Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship applications now available
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Feb 15, 2019
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Application deadline:  February 15, 2019

Denison, Texas -- Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship applications are available online for high school seniors who attend a high school located within a 50 mile radius of the Denison, Texas Ruiz Foods facility.  In addition, Ruiz 4 Kids is again welcoming scholarship applications from current community college students with the same mileage radius. Scholarship application deadline is February 15, 2019.

“The pursuit of higher education for some can feel like an unachievable dream,” explained Jeanne Ulcak, Board of Directors, Ruiz 4 Kids and Denison Ambassador. “We look to help relieve some of the financial stress with our scholarships so that students can place their focus where it is needed most – their education. Our annual Louis F. Ruiz Golf Invitational funds our Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship Program.”

In addition to the existing high school senior scholarship program, Ruiz 4 Kids is again offering a scholarship program specific to community college students who also attend school within a 50-mile radius of the Denison Ruiz Foods facility and who are planning to transfer to a 4-year university.

Ruiz 4 Kids, the non-profit organization of Ruiz Food Products, Inc., is based in Dinuba, California.  The Scholarship Program is available to select high schools in specific geographic areas where Ruiz Foods has manufacturing facilities:  Dinuba/Tulare, California; Denison, Texas, and Florence, South Carolina. According to Ulack, Ruiz 4 Kids receives over 600 scholarship applications each year and review teams comprised of a couple dozen Ruiz Foods team members volunteer to make the selections.                   

In the past nine years, Ruiz 4 Kids has awarded over 4 million dollars in scholarships to hundreds of high school seniors committed to furthering their education.

High school applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or above to apply if they plan on attending a two-year college or vocational institution. Those who will be attending a four-year college or university must have a GPA of 3.0 or more. Community college students must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or above at the community college level.  To learn more about the Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship Program and access the guidelines and application, visit: www.ruiz4kids.org